Jonathan Halls

Adjunct Professor, The Graduate School of Political Management


Jonathan Halls is a media training specialist and has been teaching and doing media for more than 25 years.  Formerly head of television, radio operations and new media training at the BBC, he was also training manager of the BBC’s New Media Training Unit in the pioneering days of the Web.  Today he is Principal of Jonathan Halls & Associates.

After his time at the BBC he designed and delivered the training at the Daily Telegraph’s groundbreaking converged newsroom transformation for IFRA Newsplex in 2007 and has trained journalists and editors in digital media production and narrative at numerous media companies around the globe including The Times (London), Financial Times, DeVolkskrant (Netherlands), Metro (London), Le Monde (France), L’Espresso (Portugal), Romania Libera (Romania), Times (India), Mediacorp (Singapore), BBC, ITV, Channel Four, and many more.

Jonathan’s interests are in media psychology and cognition and the influence of transmedia narrative on the way people think and perceive their world.  He works across audio, video and screen text.  He moved to Washington DC in 2009 and broadened his work to teaching media techniques for non-media professionals with an emphasis on making media available to non-media professionals such as educators, marketers and political operatives.

He was on the jury for the European Digital Media Awards in 2014 and the Asian Digital Media Awards in 2013.  He was a speaker and moderator at the WAN-IFRA Middle East Newspaper Conference in Dubai 2014 and a speaker at the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok in 2014.  He is also host of the K.ZO Digital Video Boot Camp.

New Media Strategy

Podcasting for Politicos, Educators and Marketers (coming soon)

M.Ed., University of Technology, Sydney
B.Ed., University of Technology, Sydney